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  1. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    19/02/2017
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface:ย  This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #49 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #47 @Pascal Derrien exactly. It is going to be possible ! beBee will be the first platform where we will be able to auto moderate ourselves ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #48 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    All issues about content that can disturb you , will be solved in the next platform. beBee team will do nothing manually. Only post's owners will be able to remove any comment, etc. .We are building a very smart and great to everyone platform . It is going to be unique (it doesn't exist in the other platforms). I am looking forward to it.Thanks everybody ! CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Pascal Derrien
    19/02/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    active moderating is also a step or a mechanism that can help or prevent ? Not necessarily a report button which equals to intervention but a directional support now this is mot practical and cannot be scaled up and we should be able to auto moderate ourselves but it's wishful thinking it's like peeing in a voilin as we say in french but thats colloquial not an offensive insult to the voilin' ..........

    on that note one should also take the cultural element Dutch people have the reputation to be very direct, the yank loud, the irish drunk, the french incomprehensible, social media users very condescending towards Indians or chineses users etc..... so it does also create frictions I am kind of thinking what steps could be taken to prevent censorship
    Brian McKenzie
    19/02/2017 #46 Brian McKenzie
    Reminds me of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.....where one that released, and saw the real world, instead of the projected shadows - today he would be branded for Hate Speech for telling the other prisoners of the real world. For all our technology, we are the same as 500 AD
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    #44 pardon me for asking, Milos, but what business is not profit-oriented?
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #44 Anonymous
    #42 @Phil Friedman, We must be very careful in relation to a profit-oriented approach to doing business and the corporate policies with traces of manipulative marketing tactics.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #43 Phil Friedman
    #41 Of course, Aleta. You go make dinner, I'll go climbs Ayer's Rock. Wait, I did that already... but before it was made well known that the Aboriginal people did not like us to do that. Anyway, on LinkedIn and later on beBee, I had an online friend, @Sou Abbas, but she seems to have gone on a Walkabout. I watch for her return, for she is wise and witty -- as are you. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    #40 What we must be careful about, Milos, is to assure that Jeff Weiner is on the next shot to Mars. Got my vote already.
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #41 Aleta Curry
    #21 Yeah, I thought of that, @Phil Friedman, but it was time to prep for dinner and I still haven't finished everything I need to submit tomorrow. I DO have a life outside of beBee. I know it hasn't seemed like it recently, but I do.
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #40 Anonymous
    One more example: "The future is all about what you do next and weโ€™re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cz6Xt-SZM View more
    One more example: "The future is all about what you do next and weโ€™re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cz6Xt-SZM

    We must be very careful. Close
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #38 Anonymous
    #37 @Gerald Hecht, Yes I know. The attitude of this actor and businessmen is just his interpretation. A true humanist never declared himself such. It is a corporate policy with traces of manipulative marketing tactics. There's No Business Like Social Media Business.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #36 @Milos Djukic I'm just relaying what Zuckerberg laid down in his manifesto...which is basically an "all your information belong to me thingie"
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #36 Anonymous
    #26 #35 @Gerald Hecht, Free choice of dynamic system is beyond any doubt. Freedom of self-expression is something for which worth fighting for, it is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Our concerns is a sign that we are on the right track and far from "Escape from Freedom" that is self-imposed or imposed from the outside. Our future "Brave New World", despite some dogmatic principles and 'imposed globalization', could be a lot of different place, much better too and full of some glittering prizes for all of us. Even perhaps only on this micro scale where we have some influence, if not globally.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @Phil Friedman and fast!
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Phil Friedman โœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Phil Friedman I'm still freaking out about Tim Horton's taking over Popeyes!
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #30 Anonymous
    #26 @Gerald Hecht, Link is not working. Thanks.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Phil Friedman exactly! That's how they do it...sneaky mother*******! What happened to my text?
  2. ProducerLillian Gregory

    Lillian Gregory

    18/02/2017
    3 Ways To Deal With Undesirable Situations: Go Along, Get Along, or Get Out!
    3 Ways To Deal With Undesirable Situations: Go Along, Get Along, or Get Out!This article is also shared onย Huffington Post,ย Medium, and LinkedIn--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wow! So this is what it's come down to?...ย You're now faced with an undesirable situation...
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    David B. Grinberg
    18/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank YOU, Lillian, for this brilliant buzz filled with astute advice and important insights. I'm sharing this on three hives and also following you. I hope you can follow back. Keep buzzing!
    David
    beBee Ambassador USA
  3. Producerdebasish majumder
    MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!
    MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/02/2017 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Beautiful @debasish majumder ๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ†
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/02/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    I am honored to be tagged on such a beautiful piece of art @debasish majumder...As my full name, Cynthia, is one of the names of the Greek mythological moon goddess "Artemis." Perhaps I shall adopt this new "moniker" as you have given rise to the mystic in me;-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/02/2017 #9 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Beautiful ! thanks @debasish majumder
    Gert Scholtz
    18/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder
    Debasish the beBee Poet
    Brings us the crescent moon
    But not as we well know
    His fuller verse and fuller bloom
    Of the moon night watch is aglow
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn Hi Federico sorry to disturb but I am not getting any notifications on tags. Request you to Kindly check this out. Thanks in advance๐Ÿค—
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #4 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder!
    And that's why the eye that sees
    The lips that read
    And the mind the enjoys the beauty of the poem. Says Kudos to you ๐Ÿค—
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Very magical, @debasish majumder.

    If beauty lies on the eyes of the beholder

    Everything thing is insignificant, unless we admire

    Whether, Sun, Moon, Satellite or stellar

    Twinkling eyes of us only reciprocate with grandeur

    Beautifully written. Sharing.
    Ali Anani
    18/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    I love your senses and powerful imagination dear @debasish majumder.
    The way it glow

    Gives us a strong blow

    No need to disturb its flow

    Moon, we all adore you for your soothing row!

    The way it glows and no need to disturb its flow. I needn't disturb the flow of your picturistic flow my friend. Well-done and sharing.
  4. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    17/02/2017
    Fancy having your story written? Guest Post - 'Unforgettable Faces and Stories!' by Eileen Doyon

    @FacesandStories
    Eileen Doyon
    Unforgettable Faces and Stories! by Eileen Doyon - Whispering Stories
    ow.ly Starting Over...beginning again...the next theme in my book series, Unforgettable Faces and Stories! No one really likes starting over, facing the...
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  5. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    16/02/2017
    The Forgotten Chemistry of Management
    The Forgotten Chemistry of ManagementWhat do I mean by the title? Don't worry as I shall be giving few examples below for your consideration. My exchange of comments on sugar solutions with the brainy CityVP Manjit resulted in a detour leading to the writing of this buzz. I know...
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    Ali Anani
    19/02/2017 #62 Ali Anani
    #60 Creating understanding and relaxing atmospheres at work need not be difficult or expensive to achieve. You show the way using simple activities that produce understanding at almost cost-free activities @Deb๐Ÿ Lange View more
    #60 Creating understanding and relaxing atmospheres at work need not be difficult or expensive to achieve. You show the way using simple activities that produce understanding at almost cost-free activities @Deb๐Ÿ Lange. Thank you so much for your contribution. Close
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    19/02/2017 #61 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Some organisations are recognising whole person and whole team wellness effects productivity so they are allowing people to implement such things as; gettingbup & moving every hour; dancing at work; walk & talk meetings; stand up meetings; meditation; yoga; stillness & quiet time; water always available; healthy food; creative outlets; relationship building - talking about things that seem
    Not related to Work - but are !!; etc etc all these types of things keep our body/mind connection within ourselves and our inter- relationshios healthy.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    19/02/2017 #60 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Interesting point - we have neglected to consider that we bring all of ourselves to work -& if we are taking care of our whole self we can act well as we work together - but if we imagine we at work to do a task and produce an outcome and neglect how our well being effects the choices we make, our interactions at work, conflict etc we limit our creative capacities & create the space for toxicity to arise #53
    Ali Anani
    18/02/2017 #59 Ali Anani
    #56 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala- please refer to the comment of dear @siraj shaik #56 and #57 as they are addressed to your kind attention.
    Ali Anani
    18/02/2017 #58 Ali Anani
    #55 Thank you dear @siraj shaik for your comment. Yes, your point is valid and it has the "voice of wisdom and reasoning". I wonder where would you classify sugar substitutes> I mean sweeteners that produce sugary solutions in very small amounts. AN overdose of anything fires back and too much sugar is surely harmful.
    siraj shaik
    18/02/2017 #57 siraj shaik
    #51 (continuation to #49) ... or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes at point blank... Pure extracted Sugar solution whether cane sugar or corn sugar mix with water "hydrocarbons >> glucose and fructose" breaks up and disintegrates easily by giving the sweetness into water (the concentration reduces as well as the sweetness). Similarly artificial sugar sweetener's whether it's sucralose, aspartame or saccharin carry high concentration factors.. But by natural some fruits are sour or not edible do carry sugar, also bee's gather nectar from variety of flowers also the Datura fruit, nectar extracted from flowers of (Momordica charantia) bitter gourd are included.. The involvement of extractions within human body results leading to hypo or hyper glycaemia related to sugar. Nectar been collected by bees from flowers of Datura & Bitter melon but syrups from these fruits has different properties and serves not same or similarity, carries other purpose individually. It's inhumane nature " a phenomenon due to reasons" make them to overlook and under or over estimate the caliber.
    siraj shaik
    18/02/2017 #56 siraj shaik
    #50 @TausifMundrawala at times leaders who carry positive enactment mingle, inspire, motivate and work along with their team members and sometimes directly or indirectly the team forces to be controlled with asserting authority due to a hidden spoiler, mischief, arrogant whose acts (either for fun or specific reason) make the team to face hard time. I will share an instance: Once due to an emergency breakdown required some spare parts, for reason I decided to get them, on way to city from site met with an accident (vehicle was new and in routine use on site), after necessary's done later after three days I was inspecting upgrades required at a place. Lunch was ordered for the team (skilled & semi-skilled) as well as for me and driver with us Prince Tagafi joined along. After casual discussion with all, while signing the document for Bill of claims said "it was matter of your life, use the assertive authority let me know who's behind the accident. To pardon or not it's up to you. Before you ask to proceed the vehicle repair, handover this this letter to head at police station collect demand note traffic controller and give to workshop". I knew there was someone for the cause of accident. Prince support came as master key. Within short time it was unlocked. Two were deported, they were pardoned. As one had younger brothers and sisters. The other had old parents, spouse and two infants. This was 19years before while I was in Saudi Arabia.
    siraj shaik
    18/02/2017 #55 siraj shaik
    #53 @Ali Anani sir after my comment, awaited for someone to pick the point "mixture of oxy-hydrogenated carbons which can be natural or artificial or blend of both have reasons for the extraction process. But it's inhumane to overlook or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes". Sugar directly or indirectly has a controlling part in vision. Sugar whether "Natural or Artificial or Blend of both' has effects on human body which has to be supplied as per "Demand Value" in management it's more of like "Voice of Reason". The requirement or the adequate dose when known or ruled out then the response is effective. Thanks @Donald Grandy you pointed on one of the key point.. it's not just increase but also decrease in levels affects and effects response to dis-function of organs. Damage occurrence's occur in either ways.. balancing becomes the efficient methodology.
    Ali Anani
    18/02/2017 #54 Ali Anani
    #53 Thank you so much dear @Donald Grandy for making a great comment. Yes, excessive sugar in our bodies is harmful as much as excessive salt is. Insulin -= voice of reason, poor eating habits = toxic team members and poorly functioning pancreas -= toxic team leader. What a great analogy! I invite dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange to enjoy your comment because she is bound to be interested in it as much as I am. I don't want to say to many sweet words to avoid the need for insulin, but this comment shall stay with me for long times .
    Donald Grandy
    18/02/2017 #53 Donald Grandy
    As always @Ali Anani your posts are very creative and wonderfully written. I would like to add to your sugar analogy the management tool Insulin. As we are aware, an increase in sugar signals triggers your pancreas to produce the amount of insulin you need to manage the level of sugar in your blood. Perhaps we could introduce Insulin as the Team Leader "voice of reason" so when sugar levels become critical, Insulin comes to the rescue. As sugar levels occasionally spike quickly due to poor eating habits (toxic team members) or a poorly functioning pancreas (toxic team leader) there are checks and balances to keep the hive balanced. Thanks for sharing your post.
    Ali Anani
    17/02/2017 #52 Ali Anani
    #50 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala and I appreciate your comment greatly. s I responded to an earlier comment, which applies to yours as well, I shall be exploring more in my next buzz.
    Ali Anani
    17/02/2017 #51 Ali Anani
    #49 You agree with me that the quality of nectar matters dear @siraj shaik
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/02/2017 #50 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think the synergy with which the team works cannot replace it with anything else. I agree with you on all terms that a leader should motivate his team members rather than asserting his authority. As always one of the best buzzes you have ever produced, Sir Ali Anani.
    siraj shaik
    17/02/2017 #49 siraj shaik
    Sir @Ali Anani focusing on "Sugar Solution" giving a comparisons with the "Honey" both are sweet and are extracted nectars. These nectars can be from flowers or fruits, stem or seeds, roots or resources.. else from the mixture of oxy-hydrogenated carbons which can be natural or artificial or blend of both have reasons for the extraction process. But it's inhumane to overlook or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes..
    Ali Anani
    17/02/2017 #48 Ali Anani
    #47 You are spot on and perfectly right dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I shall elaborate more in my next buzz.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    17/02/2017 #47 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    While it helps to have your 'sugary mixture' to keep employees stabilized and moving forward as a group, I see no harm in injecting a small amount of salt into the mix to stimulate groups who may have a) become used to the status quo or b) whose activity has dropped off. Thank you Ali Anani for continuing to add to the conversation on beBee; it's appreciated.
    Ali Anani
    17/02/2017 #46 Ali Anani
    #45 That is why great minds such as yours dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley not only don't freeze, but also keep the minds of other people active . Even if some minds freeze great minds may thaw them.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    17/02/2017 #45 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Ali Anani great management lesson. After a while the things that are frozen will turn bad and have to be thrown out! :-)
    Ali Anani
    17/02/2017 #44 Ali Anani
    #43 Strategy is knowing where to go (leadership), while strategic planning is about how to get where you want to go (management). So, we need both mentalities. I love your comment dear @Gert Scholtz View more
    #43 Strategy is knowing where to go (leadership), while strategic planning is about how to get where you want to go (management). So, we need both mentalities. I love your comment dear @Gert Scholtz and I decided to write my next buzz on this issue. Close
    Gert Scholtz
    17/02/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali Anani Dear Ali. I read with interest your post and the comments below. Some thoughts on leadership and management: Leadership is determining where to go. Management is implementing steps to get there. Leadership shows new direction and inspires action in that direction. Management formats a plan into practical steps and functions. Perhaps here is a paradox and overlap- can leadership be effective without being able to think in practical terms, and can management be effective without the ability to inspire? Both form important functions in any organisation and are not totally distinct.
  6. ProducerPat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    Free Blog - Medium Publisher or beBee Producer?
    Free Blog - Medium Publisher or beBee Producer?Both has its own perks but not both may perform the same for you. If you are a new blogger and looking into publishing outside your domain name, I hope that you find this article helpful. My road to achieving the little success I have in blogging...
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    Donald Grandy
    16/02/2017 #17 Donald Grandy
    Thanks @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano for sharing. Much appreciate your comments regarding Medium. I was not familiar with this platform.
    Paul ๐Ÿ Kearley
    15/02/2017 #16 Paul ๐Ÿ Kearley
    I post on the big three... BeBee, Medium and LI.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/02/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I blog on both platforms and a few others. I think its important wherever you blog to engage with others. Building a following and reading and engaging with other writers will increase performance of a good post.
    Good article @Pat Bagano
    Aleta Curry
    15/02/2017 #14 Aleta Curry
    I've been meaning to find out more about Medium. Thanks, @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    15/02/2017 #13 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Wonderful Producer @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano!! Love these two ideas, among others:
    "Tribe Marketing. The bees who follow you and the hives you join are your tribe."
    "The power of beBee to help you establish your brand is amazing, it can pierce through noise, get people to your website not because you strategically placed the links on your content, BUT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO."

    Very well explained!! As an active Bee who loves to interact and share (because I want to), I'm going to share this great piece. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    15/02/2017 #12 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Great article - I am on linked in, medium & BeBee - you are right - medium I get reads - no interaction, linked in - a little interaction & shares- BeBee much more interaction & shares - it is a bit of a stretch posting in all 3 platforms & twitter! I do get confused about whether all posts need to be different in all of the different platforms or whether some same posting can occur. I will follow your link on this - thanks so much. Deb
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wonderful differentiation among the platforms @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    15/02/2017 #10 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Great buzz @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano Excellent explanation on the 3 different platforms #beBeesforever
    David B. Grinberg
    15/02/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Pat, I concur with the comment below. I'm sharing this on three hives. Buzz on!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/02/2017 #7 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Never put all eggs in ONE basket
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/never-put-all-eggs-in-one-basket-keep-linkedin-but-explore-bebee
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Outstanding job, Pat Bogano. A worthy explanation of Medium, beBee, and LI, and how they can work for the writer.
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    14/02/2017 #5 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    This is a great piece and I will use this when I need to explain why beBee over Medium.
    Tifany Rodio
    14/02/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Great job @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano!!
    Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    14/02/2017 #3 Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    #1 You are welcome @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/02/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    thanks @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano for your support ! thanks again for your opinions " beBee seems to pick up where Medium leaves you. It has a built-in audience but your content maybe shared by other users in their hives instead of just being shared externally through Facebook and Twitter. This is what I think is the strongest attribute of beBee โ€“ Tribe Marketing. The bees who follow you and the hives you join are your tribe. They are active users and not just readers, compared to medium."
  7. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    14/02/2017
    The Hidden Marketing Forces
    The Hidden Marketing ForcesNature has a treasure of hidden marketing forces. They are to be uncovered or made use of. This buzz tries to reveal some hidden marketing secrets. I may call them "The Green Marketing Forces" because they are derived from nature. Let me...
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    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #44 Ali Anani
    #42 I look forward to reading your forthcoming buzzes dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange. My "remote sensing" say they shall be very sensible. I Trust My Senses as much as I trust yours.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    16/02/2017 #43 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Ooops I needed to write the title @Ali Anani " Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom for the Modern Age" https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    16/02/2017 #42 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    #16 Dear @Ali Anani you are so generous & so inspiring. Thank-you for suggesting to post my book here. There are some bees on BeBee who are enjoying discovering connecting to their senses.This is the link https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203 I will be back to write some more posts soon - I have been creating an online live experience to explore the senses with readers - I will be sharing about that soon.
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #41 Ali Anani
    #38 Thank you so much dear @James Olcott for your kind words and elaboration๐Ÿ˜Š. Your comment is also of further elaboration on my response to the comment by @Devesh Bhatt "My comment #36"
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #40 Ali Anani
    #37 My ears are listening to the music of your wonderful words and "tolling" words dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #39 Ali Anani
    #36 Fill an urgent need for people that is not costly and give for free dear @Devesh Bhatt. This is a high value action. For a thirsty person in a hot area a drop of water means a lot. For the giver if he can supply it free and at low cost then you are delighting the customer at a loc pain for you. Yes, it can be done. I have many other examples.
    James Olcott
    16/02/2017 #38 James Olcott
    After reading this, I find myself covered in pollen and nectar. :)

    This story is a great example of how the shop keeper correctly read an external message -- people demand water -- and it to his credit he was able to supply it with synergistic impact. A+!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    16/02/2017 #37 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    You are truly an asset to beBee and I think of you as our gentlemen bee, @Ali Anani. "The earth has music for those who listen." unknown
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #36 Devesh Bhatt
    the bees and the flowers have natural purpose for these systems. i wonder how kindness becomes a natural aspect of business?
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/02/2017 #35 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #33 Enrique welcome to beBee! Look forward to your contributions on this platform
    Kevin Baker
    16/02/2017 #34 Kevin Baker
    #27 great idea thank you
    Enrique Collada Sรกnchez
    15/02/2017 #33 Enrique Collada Sรกnchez
    #32 You are welcome! I really enjoyed it. I hope I will keep learning with your new posts. It seems I am going to like my "adventure" through beBee.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 Thank you so much for your first and very encouraging comment @Enrique Collada Sรกnchez
    Enrique Collada Sรกnchez
    15/02/2017 #31 Enrique Collada Sรกnchez
    A really interesting comparisson between bees and flowers behaviors and a marketing strategy. I recommend it!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #30 Tausif Mundrawala
    #28 You are always welcome, Sir.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    #25 SUperb comment is your s dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I loved this " If we feel the exchange of goods, services, and human energy is equal it elevates the interaction beyond the ordinary and creates a lasting memory". What a revealing statement tis is! I pondered on and the more I did, the more I liked it.
    I am also very happy that you gave beBee and both @Juan Imaz and @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee the merit they deserve.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    #24 I can't thank you enough dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I do do appreciate your comment and your wonderful understanding of the buzz. I noticed just now your buzz and I shall be reading it as soon as I finish responding to comments here.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #27 Ali Anani
    #23 @Kevin Baker- what a powerful statement is your writing "The creation of empathy by acknowledgment of our basic human needs". This could be your next buzz if you wish.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #26 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #12 #11 You are a very rare elixir, @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. I still find it hard to put the feelings into words of your sincere marketing gesture for my book.

    As an author, to know that just one person read the book and felt what I wanted to convey, brings me joy and satisfaction. Even though I hadn't met you when I wrote the book, I feel in a certain way that I imagined you when I was thinking of my ideal reader. What an example of gravitational power of the human spirit - the power of words.

    What you write about, you bring about. Just as long as you put the words out into the world where they can do their work!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #25 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #12 This was another extremely thought-provoking buzz, @Ali Anani. And I took the time to ponder it with my subconscious.

    Which turns out to be the 'hidden marketing force." We sense the 'humility, sharpness, and kindness' of the people we do business with, even if we aren't consciously aware. We want to do business with real humans and build a relationship of commerce, even if it is a once in a lifetime transaction. If we feel the exchange of goods, services, and human energy is equal it elevates the interaction beyond the ordinary and creates a lasting memory.

    The memories and positive emotions being generated on beBee are why most of us realized early on that the chances of success for this platform were solid and in the hands of a couple very capable stewards who made it a personable place and then astutely decided to engage a network of ambassadors to take ownership in rippling the positive effects in their own unique ways.

    This sort of genuine WIN-WIN-WIN transaction gets at the heart of what makes us feel alive and empowered and as though our participation is meaningful. What a recipe for success!
  8. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.My Valentine's day just got better on completing this awesome book by @Deb Helfrich . A recommended read to all !ย Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Aww - Happy Valentine's Day, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams and all bees, and to all of our four legged furry friends.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #11 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Dearest @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams - I am so honored and grateful for the time you invested in this testimonial, I created a page on my website just for you.

    https://www.insightsoccur.com/fatimawilliams
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Happy Valentines day to Fatima Williams, Deb Helrich and all bees, what a beautiful way, Fatima to honor Deb!
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Now this is what I call "Producing Honey" @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams....What a lovely Valentine's Day gift...And you thought holidays weren't your thing @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich!...Looks like times they are a changin' ;-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #7 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #3 And I will treasure your friendship and this book dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich

    This book has changed the way I will look at a dog again I can't wait for the experience myself
    Hugs ๐Ÿค—
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Thanks you my dear @Ali Anani and @debasish majumder The beBee ๐Ÿ queen deserves more than this. #beBeesforever
    Ali Anani
    14/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    What a beautiful write up you did dear @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. You deservedly gave the human and shrewdd bee @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich what she earned. Bravo to both of you.
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    Great share @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams! you aptly mention @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, who is a paragon for many for her empathy, sense of humility and inspirational contributions, triggering many to be making a bond of true affinity.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams - what a precious gift. You have made my heart do loop-de-loops of joy.

    I cannot imagine any better accolade as a writer. To find out that I created a world full of the joy and reality of life with a dog so vividly that even someone who has yet to arrive at a place in her life amenable to a canine companion was able to imagine the overwhelming sense of being alive that comes by sharing a part of our journey with a four-legged friend.

    I will treasure this buzz for the rest of my life. My sincerest gratitude!
  9. ProducerJim ๐Ÿ Cody
    ๐Ÿ Bee a Good Ambassador
    ๐Ÿ Bee a Good Ambassador The following statements reflect my opinions and should not be construed as being beBees; they are my personal beliefs. I fully support beBee core values and it is not my intention to make any statement to degrade those values."An ambassador is the...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    19/02/2017 #38 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    TOP BUZZ with good details & good common sense. Be kind, help one another, we are a great team. If I can help anyone please email or call me at any time. Phone: 1-404-750-3200, email: bstankiewicz@portfreshlogistics.com
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    17/02/2017 #36 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10 out of 10 Jim โœ” ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #35 Joyce Bowen
    A good post. Thank you for sharing this. Most is familiar like LI. Where do we go in here to understand the in's and out''s of the platform? I'd hate to play myself into ob(bee)livion....
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #33 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    You're welcome @erry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/02/2017 #32 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Jim. Good advice from a straight shooter.

    JLF
    Robin Barton
    14/02/2017 #31 Robin Barton
    About LinkedIn, it's like one of my blog posts on here said, I want to see professional business interaction on LinkedIn. I don't want to see bullying, harassing, or you stole my trademark etc etc (which I just saw and was appalled at the initial rude complaint from a CEO, who was wrong by the way) If you have a trademark issue with someone, keep it private. Being online does not give you permission to be a jerk! And if you act like that at your place of work, then you aren't a true leader o professional. I expect that kind of stuff on Twitter and Facebook, even though I don't like it or support that type of interaction. We all talk about branding yourself, and I think those rude people have branded themselves in a negative way. Hope they weren't looking for clients or jobs. Right now, that's my biggest complaint about LinkedIn. I get so much out of reading articles there and making connections that I will continue at this time to use LinkedIn. I'm still trying to get the right words to describe beBee and what it means to me. Someday soon.
    Mike Rana
    14/02/2017 #30 Mike Rana
    Yes, I have seen those very posts. Many of them have become hyperbolic in nature. But, as I mentioned in my comment, I see a lot of LinkedIn bashing on here that isn't wholly supported by facts. I like seeing the two networks compete against each other, but over-the-top vitriol is not needed.

    The new layout has issues - no doubt about it. I have expressed some frustrations of my own over both the UI and UX. I have also made it a point to draft an email to express my concerns, and make some recommendations. I've experienced the same throttling of posts/updates on Facebook (both on Pages and my personal account); distribution is an issue on most platforms (though I have nobody I can reach out to for that).

    I actually think LinkedIn has teams working on the issues its users are experiencing. I don't think they want angry users anymore than users want to be angry with the network. I've seen a plethora of postings about how LinkedIn experts are experiencing difficulty because their clients may not have the new version. Additionally, if functionality isn't working as it should, it makes it hard to give any consulting - neither of which is good if your business is in marketing or consulting.#29
    John White, MBA
    14/02/2017 #29 John White, MBA
    @Mike Rana: to your point, I actually see more LinkedIn bashing on LinkedIn than any where else. Have you been following some of the threads over there? They contain 1000's of negative comments (some factual some not) regarding the new layout. While I try to avoid bashing them, I can understand the user frustration. I spent several years building my following to 36k with a commitment from LinkedIn to distribute my posts to 100% of my network. Then, they changed the rules of the game. Now, I dont know if my posts reach even 15% of my network.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #28 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #26 @Robin Barton.That's exactly why I stated at the beginning of this buzz that these are my opinions and should not be construed as beBees. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right; however we all have a choice. I fully respect anyone's opinion and agree that unfollowing and deleting should be anyone's personal prerogative.
    Buzz on!
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #27 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #25 Many thanks @Kevin Pashuk. I absolutely agree. No one should take their title lightly.
    Robin Barton
    14/02/2017 #26 Robin Barton
    I totally agree with what Jim said, if you are a beBee brand ambassador, more is expected of you because you are representing a brand. However, I am and always will be against any type of censorship in any way, shape or form. (unless it has to do with small children) That said, I suppose if something bothers you on your own string or post, by all means, delete and unfollow if necessary.
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/02/2017 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    Good points Jim. Accepting a beBee ambassadorship comes with the awareness that we will work to support the hive (organization) with the skills we have. It never means blind faith or partisanship, but that we are always constructive in our comments, posts, and promotion.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #24 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #21 Many thanks, for your comments.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/02/2017 #22 Brian McKenzie
    Where is the link to the "Report" guidelines? I am not an Ambassador, specifically because I don't nor won't filter my content. And an F-bomb is more than appropriate in my writing on several occassions - but if need be, I can open a can of Russian swear words that will make F*ck blush. If you believe that censorship and hiding behind the report button is "engagement" then unfollow me indeed, early - often - and twice on Holidays. Both the Nazis and Communists loved and endorsed censorxhip - you paint yourself in their company by deleting my content. (You with passive aggressive finger on the Report button know who you are)
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #21 debasish majumder
    absolutely relevant post @Jim Cody! series of do's and don't clearly reflects the essential flavor of beBee, which is purely aiming to make delicious honey. lovely insightful post. enjoyed read and absolutely subscribe with your views and rich values too. thank you very much for the share.
    Mike Rana
    14/02/2017 #20 Mike Rana
    There is a lot of bashing of LI on this network - and I've actually pointed out where some of it is not based in fact.#18
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #19 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #17 @David B. Grinberg You are welcome. Thanks for sharing.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    14/02/2017 #18 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #16 Mike I specifically said bash, which means "criticize severely. Telling the truth and sticking the facts is acceptable.
  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    13/02/2017
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 3}
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 3}This is the third installment of my series on Writing for Yourself.Part 2 can be read here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/learning-to-write-for-yourself-part-2Part 1 can be read here:...
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    Phil Friedman
    15/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #8 The cast majority of social media videos are awful. Stumbling monologue. Bad selfie camera angles that make people look like pickle-heads, bad lighting, And everything else. They are to properly produced videos as the early blog ramblings were to polished long posts of today. Cheers!
    Michael Gorman
    15/02/2017 #9 Michael Gorman
    Good quality writing always stand out-it is all the generic, sentimental gushing nonsense that people seem to endlessly publish which clogs up the platforms-if you can make a connection with your writing, then you are on your way!
    Jim Murray
    15/02/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 Thanks @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano. Written content isn't dead. But the crap is choking it. This will pass, when people wake up and start adding some persuasion to their messaging.
    Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    14/02/2017 #7 Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    I have had inquiries from people who wants to blog but scared because they say written content is dead. I always find it hilarious when people assume that writing is dead and that 2017 will be more about videos and 2018 is definitely just videos. It is a pointless argument and your post is very encouraging, I hope people who wants to start a blog/write stumble upon this and realize the marketing "gimmicks" behind the lie that nobody reads anymore. Thank you @Jim Murray for writing and sharing this.
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    14/02/2017 #6 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    #5 Not to mention more civilized!
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/02/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim,
    Keep tellin' it like it is! You briefly noted one of the benefits of being on beBee. People here read! I, too, have enjoyed higher readership here versus Linked In. And, these readers are more engaged.
    Phil Friedman
    13/02/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #2 #3 FYI, it's much easier when "traveling or taking public transport" to LISTEN to a book. I've been doing it for years, and in that way getting to "read" a lot of novels and other books that I might not otherwise have the time for. I used to have to pay for them, first to iTune (hellishly expensive), the to Audible.com (cheaper, but still the cost of a paperback), now the last several years via the OverDrive app which enables one to use one's Public Library Card to access audiobooks in a number of formats from one's local public library collection or a collection at a different library where one may have a membership. Note, however, that audiobooks are different from videos in that you don't have to watch them. Which means you can also listen while driving.
    Jim Murray
    13/02/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 Hope you're not watching a video when you're driving. Like I said. I have nothing against video. This message was primarily for people who might get discouraged to write when they hear all the hype about video.
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    13/02/2017 #2 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    The thing is that when traveling or taking public transport, it's much easier to watch a video than read a book. Since most of the time we see someone consume some sort of informational medium it's when we are outdoors, we have the (biased) perception that videos dominate. Still, if you want to get deep into something, it's better to read a book on the topic, esp. if it's something sophisticated like data science (wink-wink). Anyway, I'm still waiting for a new medium to come about that combines both (!) so that it has the best of both worlds. Figuring the right proportion though could be tricky...
  11. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Sharing Petals To Blossom From The Inside Out
    Sharing Petals To Blossom From The Inside OutHoney. Love is sweet. True love is a gift. Growing slowly. Taking time. Time after time. A feeling deep inside. Creating deep roots. On all levels. The language of nature. Always rewarded. If only each one of us would consider themselves as a...
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    rene pontaza
    16/02/2017 #15 rene pontaza
    Thanks good that I have you
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    13/02/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #13 thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, that is indeed a special one!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    13/02/2017 #13 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    My favorite is Petal #5. Being open to the magic and letting the beauty of the universe in. Lovely post, Liesbeth.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #11 you are most welcome @debasish majumder, what is writing without wonderful eyes that read it and comment on it!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 thank you @mohammed khalaf, for your contribution.
    mohammed khalaf
    12/02/2017 #9 mohammed khalaf
    Along our path lingers a scent, it is the leftover expressions imparted to the world by your passing. Some people leave a sweet fragrance and others a foul stench.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #7 that is kind of you, @David B. Grinberg, highly appreciated. Your writing is beautiful as well. We all support each other to thrive!
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Liesbeth, your wonderful writing has helped us all to blossom!
    I'm sharing your beautiful buzz on three hives.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #2 Support is always good, thank you for being part of beBee, @Rene Pontaza. People will knock on your door for your expertise! Good luck.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #1 thank you @Gert Scholtz, Valentine's Day is certainly a beautiful opportunity to add more love to our thoughts and actions.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    Lovely thoughts for the coming Valentine's Day - and beyond.
  12. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    12/02/2017
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 2}
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 2}Part One of this series can be read here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/learning-to-write-for-yourself-part-oneSocial media has turned a lot of people, who would otherwise have never considered themselves writers, into writers.This came...
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    William Harrison
    13/02/2017 #6 William Harrison
    Enjoyed both Part 1 (for its bold honesty) and Part 2 for its relevant form of "bring it all together". Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us all.
    Jim Murray
    12/02/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #3 This is spam. I believe you have been reported.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    I'm always in awe of your prolific prose, Jim. I've shared this buzz on three hives for writing/publishing/blogging. BEE well, my friend!
    Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    12/02/2017 #1 Zacharias Voulgaris ๐Ÿ
    I think the search engines (particularly the more successful ones) had a role in all this. By promoting sites that were "fresh" (i.e. with fairly new content, even if that content was BS), many website owners joined the blog movement, which dictated that everything on the web should have a blog aspect to it. Maybe that's why social media became so popular, who knows? What I do know is new content, even if it wasn't original or useful in any way, was favored by the search engines and had a positive effect on the pagerank (PR) of the sites I monitored (and this effect was measurable and statistically significant).

    So, if search engines favor new content on the web, if this content has a proven positive effect on the PR of the sites, and if it's fairly cheap to motivate someone to provide this content (even if it's quality is questionable at best), why not go for it? Your competitor is short-sighted enough to do it!
  13. Producerdebasish majumder
    ACID TEST!
    ACID TEST!Anima, a good looking damsel of her early twenties, having a dream on her eyes to become a successful one and economically self-reliant in her future and accordingly she is struggling to pursue her engineering studies and on the verge of...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Oh, how sad but this is reality in many lives. The rich feel entitled and in this case can not handle rejection. In addition, if the boy can't have her then he will make sure no one else can have her. Compelling story, Debasish.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    That's a story that could have been easily written by Khaled Hosseini but you did it before him :-)
    Ali Anani
    12/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    Dear @debasish majumder- a painfully heart-touching story. Dear @Mohammed Sultan commented on my buzz of today and in his second comment he reported a n almost similar story. The difference in social classes igives the upper class the illusion they have power over the poor. This is reflected on the behavior of the boy in your story. I just wonder if he wouldn't expect somebody from the lower social class would revenge by throwing same acid on his face.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder What can one say to such a sad travesty? "The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing." - Blaise Pascal. Your story makes me ask the question to which I don't have an answer.
  14. Producerdebasish majumder
    AN ODE TO LOVE!
    AN ODE TO LOVE!Darkness of night Dispelling its might Emerge in the sky full moon With a soothing bloom A balm to souls Eternal love thus engulf us with its mystic role Love, love, and for love alone Kings can afford to abdicate their...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/02/2017 #18 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    BTW COSE (Chamber of Self-Expression) does form a part of the DNA of what I engage here "The Learning Journey") so I invite Sara Jacobovici and Ali Anani to look at the opening statement page at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=74425450

    Likewise Debasish, I invite you also to take a look at it. Ultimately your journey might be a learning journey, it might be a self-expression journey, it might be a brand journey - that I don't know. One of the most helpful things I came across that helped me differentiate between a learning journey and a self-expression journey is Carol Dweck's distinction between a Growth Mindset and a Fixed Mindset

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/

    Here is the most important thing of all in the present context. I am not selling my vision of the world to you. I am exploring my own and this is why I am and will continue to write a flood of expressions that are currently informed by the words "successful personal branding" - because that not only is a rather mediocre conception but it BRANDS us. What that is saying is that we are all selling something - it defines human beings as constantly selling our ideas to others. It is also why I will file this poem into my GOLD LEARNING and not BLACK LEARNING - which are MY learning journeys.

    I am not saying to you unfollow people and certainly not to follow me. Dweck's idea of growth mindset is what transforms my own self-expression journey into a learning one. I am glad that through this new map, I can continue my own learning journey and explore both utopia and dystopia as just one of the YELLOW LEARNING items on my learning journey.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/02/2017 #17 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #16 Dear Liesbeth, I am taking the liberty of using your comment "Love is a precious gift" to address my answer to Debasish's question as to my Darth Vader reference. So this is to Debasish.

    What Liesbeth wrote in her comment is a single poetic line "love is a precious gift" - and if she wrote a poem about an Ode to Love, that would most probably be the starting point for her poet. This is not about right or wrong, but what is. The what is or present state of a Liesbeth poem would most likely be utopian. The present state of what is of a Debasish poem would be more likely from the dystopian view. So here the Debasish poem about an Ode to Love begins with "Darkness of Night", whereas I would not expect a poem written by Liesbeth to begin from that point - and thus I treat her comment as the first line of her poetry.

    Now, when I engage online I am not particularly interested in my own present state. Each of us if we choose to engage future state development can choose to change. My future state won't be known to me until I get to look backwards to this time in the year 2020. A journey of self-expression is very different from a learning journey. In my early years I wasn't on a learning journey but a self-expression journey.

    When I felt that my journey of self-expression was being threatened by a new concept at the time called Brand You that Tom Peters had introduced at the back-end of the 20th Century - I eventually decided that my self-expression journey would be branded "Mark Zorro". That is a great example of a dystopian choice, because the utopian choice would be to just accept "Brand You" ideology. So it is my first major dedicated Mark Zorro page was at Yahoo called Zorroist and I insisted on creating a group where the aim of the group is to unfollow. In the end I had managed to keep it down to 2 followers. "Mark Zorro" and me :-)

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=74425450
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    love is thรฉ precious gift
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/02/2017 #15 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #14 Debasish you do not engage in flowery, pretty, delusional poetry about utopia's and happiness abound, instead your poetry draws much more on dystopia and you don't shy away from the problems of the world. Your poetry is naturally drawn to the dark side. You may be Anakin Skywalker but the poetry like your comment itself, focus on the dark side where you say "which is almost waging war against nature". Immediately you are questioning what is wrong, instead of what is right.

    Your poetry is not John Lennon "Imagine" (though John Lennon actual life was informed by the dark side and like all genius his songs and his life were a constant contradiction). The Beatles were seen as very utopian (and Brian Epstein crafted that image, even though Epstein himself did not live a utopian existence), but the Beatles had their dystopian too and that has to be dug out from the utopian image Epstein shaped for them see https://offtherecordglobe.areavoices.com/2015/08/03/5-beatles-songs-that-showed-they-could-be-dark/ This is present even in your reflection of love where you are not talking about agape love, but a more primal kind of love. https://www.gotquestions.org/agape-love.html
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    #5 am i seem to be a villain or rogue in poetry, as you mention me as Darth Vader @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit? i just wanted to draw a sharp contrast which we observe in nature apropos to love, where in nature males adorn, but, perhaps in human world, women adorn to attract males, which is almost waging war against nature! i just shared the reflection of love i observe.
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    thank you very much @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for sharing your valued comment and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    So beautiful @debasish majumder. { love is natures gift and you never feel fatigued in love } I agree, its one of the most treasured gifts we are given and its free!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    #9 thanks for your appreciation @Devesh Bhatt.
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much madam @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/02/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    Do you also write in Hindi or Bengali? If yes, this could yield so many things across languages.

    Still, I enjoyed it.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    "Invigorate us to thrive, ignore to quell". I love this line - it's powerful in itself. Beautiful poetry, Debasish.
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    thank you very much @Gert Scholtz for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder This is one to share on Valentine's Day. A day when especially there is no fatigue with love. A powerful and delicate poem Debasish.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/02/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    When I saw the subject "love" that is not a subject I connect with Majumder poem and I was about to bequeath the honour upon you of being the Darth Vader of Poetry. That honour is still intact because as the poem advanced, it contained more themes to erotic love, the surprise would have been if the poem was about agape love - then I would reconsider your emerging status for the dark side :-)
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    #3 thank you very much @Pascal Derrien for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I too have been intrigued by that one ''"I never feel fatigued with love' very powerful :-)
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    #1 lovely insight sir @Ali Anani! this is perhaps the unity in opposites and in due course one may become predominant, while the other become overshadowed. what a tryst with destiny!
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Nice poem dear @debasish majumder. I don't want to repeat my words in that you are a grand poet. You have just sent me into a thinking time by your writing "I never feel fatigued with love'. My daughter Sara said to me while she was very young "Dad, because I loved you so much I stopped loving you". When I asked her to explain her response was amazing. Because I loved you so much and you travel a lot you keep me worried for fear something wrong might happen to you. You keep me worried and I am fatigued". LOve in her eyes made her feel fatigued. Only yesterday, Sara left for one semester in Turkey. She won a scholarship because of her achievements. Sara left me fatigued. I miss her. Her love is the cause.
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    OUR OBSESSION FOR 'BRAND'!
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    16/02/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    'Whom none dare to vie', Wow. This was a wonderful poem. I can't resist myself commenting on this great piece, my friend. This entire box would seem insufficient for me to comment on each and every line as it deserves close reading. Thanks for sharing this poem with us, @debasish majumder
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    11/02/2017 #27 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #26 I am grateful to be able to pass the inspiration along, especially as your words are combined in such a skillful way to jerk us out of our complacency for a chance to understand the unexpected.
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #26 debasish majumder
    #25 thank you very much madam @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for your continuous support and admiration, which actually source of inspiration for me to write more. i am privileged and honored.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    10/02/2017 #25 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Absolutely every word needed about the concept of branding, @debasish majumder. These few pinpoint it for me:

    "We are in dilemma

    How to retain its abstract value

    Focusing for humanity is its prime entity"
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #24 debasish majumder
    thank you very much madam @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for your cordial appreciation and support. i am privileged and honored.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    10/02/2017 #23 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Quite timely and well done, Debasish. You've chosen the perfect words to describe "brand".
    debasish majumder
    09/02/2017 #22 debasish majumder
    #21 thank you very much @Gert Scholtz for your continuous support and admiration for me. i am privileged and honored.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/02/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder Your poetry reflects the hardship of the everyday laborer - for whom brand has very different significance. You reach all the strands of the concept of brand and I like this line the most: Where โ€˜Iโ€™ is the product of majorityโ€™s โ€˜Eyeโ€™. Great, great poetry!
    Joyce Bowen
    09/02/2017 #20 Joyce Bowen
    So relevant to the times.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    Great poetry --the word "brand", however I've been saturated with as of late; the ride through the tides however is great!
    debasish majumder
    09/02/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    #11 thank you very much for your cordial appreciation @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. i am privileged and honored.
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #17 Ali Anani
    I agree with you dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. In complex systems we need to look backwards to understand what happened. We shall not be able to predict the same. SOmetimes looking in the rear mirror helps a lot. BYW- I have just uploaded my new buzz.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/02/2017 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #14 Dear @Ali Anani so long as it creates metaphorical muscle and a stronger mind, I look forward already to 2020 because then that is the time to look back to today - if learning is easy, it is not learning - if reflection does not burn deep it is only a cheap orgasm and the word RUACH still means something much greater than any of us realize and it is certainly not an "orgasm" :-)
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #15 Ali Anani
    #12 My dear friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit- In few minutes I am uploading a buzz titled "The Complexity of Choices" and I dedicate it to you. I hope it would reflect my admiration for your maladjustment.
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #12 I am glad I keep playing the devil's role with your my dear friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. With all honesty I am much more inclined towards your "cry of pain". Your comment spoke my heart and mind.
    Yogesh Sukal
    09/02/2017 #13 Yogesh Sukal
    Amazing Poem Debasish, Its like surfing. To make our own brand is getting on the wave , but to maintain balance & ride with tide needs the principles of physics.

    cc @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA @Ali Anani @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn @Gerald Hecht
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/02/2017 #12 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #9 Dear @Ali Anani my views on mass personal branding are not a stand, they are a cry of pain, a cry of deep anguished pain, the kind of anguish citizens of the world are feeling right now because they are powerless in watching that marketer called Trump dumbing down America. I don't mind this kind of anguish or this kind of existential limitation because the net result is through it I am the one will get stronger. I will triumph from this pain, I am developing a smarter mind, spirit and body for encountering this.

    When the very Presidency of the United States has been reduced to the level of a marketer, this is an excellent time for me to encounter this relationship with mass personal branding. Do you think that Nelson Mandela was weakened because he was put in jail. Once Mandela secured his baseline which was not to get killed by the Apartheid regime, then the years he spent in Ellis Island with the struggle, is what made him.

    Once Mandela was released from a dumb political system, his captors had already negotiated their own survival with him and once they knew that Mandela would protect them, he walked out of his jail - thanking the people who imprisoned him. I likewise will thank those that imprison me - this is not a stand, just as Mandela was not making a stand, he was allowing the struggle to work on him, he embraced the struggle and when he was free, he thanked the struggle. As he said in his own words, it was the struggle that made ordinary men, extraordinary. By 2020 the dumb President of Marketing will be out and a new era begins in America - and the next three years are not definitely not a stand, it is merely an imprisonment - the best kind for a developing mind.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    09/02/2017 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Where โ€˜Iโ€™ is the product of majorityโ€™s โ€˜Eyeโ€™

    What a beautiful meaningful poem @debasish majumder I enjoyed reading this. Thank you
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #10 Ali Anani
    #7 DEra @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    #7 DEra @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #5 thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams beautiful statement. Grateful for your excellent comments.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    08/02/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Such beautiful personal empowerment steps. It's difficult to avoid emotions it's a part of us.
    "We must unlearn to judge ourselves when we feel emotions. Emotions are not good or bad. They are just messengers of information." #Priceless Quote
    It's going to take a lot of practice to unlearn to judge ourselves. Why Am I feeling this way ? And I think this is where we need to locate our Chakras to unblock them and create self-healing.
    Thanks for buzzing out some empowerment tips @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. ๐Ÿค—
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #3 you are like the sun, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, you make us smile
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    08/02/2017 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #2 Done. That was easy! The journal is progressing rapidly.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/02/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #1 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich write in your journal today: "I feel proud to be myself, I make a difference in the world, I am so awesome" and yes, this is about YOU. You are fantastic!!!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    08/02/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    These are some really empowering steps, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc..

    I feel these words should be on a meme of your creation: "We must unlearn to judge ourselves when we feel emotions. Emotions are not good or bad. They are just messengers of information."

    Just like how we judge pain, and jump to numb it, rather than investigate what our body is trying to tell us. We numb our emotions when they are simply providing us guidance and insight about a wrong turn in our life journey. In both cases, the actual answer is to stop doing what is causing the pain, or start doing the healthy thing that relieves the pain.

    And talk about useful! I immediately went and got a journal and named it my emotions journal. Just going to work to record what I feel. I have always found that a food journal is a very powerful way to gain control of my diet. And now I bet this very astute approach can help me deal with a lot of overwhelm that has been keeping me from making some clear and actionable decisions.

    Right now, I am going to write that I feel helpful. It is not my place to judge whether I only helped myself or whether I maybe help someone else reading this comment. The feeling of having gained simple clarity for a few moments of my day is something to write about!
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/02/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard Thanks you for your words
    MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    09/02/2017 #2 MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    Yes I agree with you for True prosperity is living in Godโ€™s abiding presence, allowing him to fulfill his Kingdom purpose through us.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    06/02/2017 #1 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
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    debasish majumder
    06/02/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much madam @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    06/02/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    #7 thank your very much sir @Ali Anani for your continuous support and admiration. i am privileged and honored.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    So timely and meaningful in these challenging times. I ditto, @Ali Anani - this is one of your best poems.
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    You said it all at the end dear debasish majumder by writing "Where we lost our vision, but having no regret"? We are increasingly getting less responsible and this is brilliantly reflected in "When we observe a modern man hooked with his modern device

    Crossing a busy road, not heeding to impending disaster in disguise".

    Sadly true. I believe this is one of your best poems.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    05/02/2017 #6 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #2 Your welcome.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/02/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder You raise truths in your stirring and impassioned poetry. Thank you for a very good read Debasish.
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    #3 thanks for your warm commendation @Gert Scholtz. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    #1 #1 thank you very much @Phillip Louis D 'Amato for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    05/02/2017 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Excellent wisdom and love the lyrical style of your writing Debasish.
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